16007-02: Safety Recall – Frontal Airbag and Pretensioner Non Deploy – 2014-2017 Chevrolet Cadillac GMC Buick

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V651
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Components AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 3,640,162

 

Frontal Air Bags May Not Deploy

A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

 

Summary

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles.

In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test.

During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

 

Remedy

GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software.

Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced.

These repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall began on October 13, 2016.

Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782.

GM’s number for this recall is 16007.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

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#16007-02: Safety Recall – Frontal Airbag and Pretensioner Non Deploy – (Oct 3, 2016)

Subject: 16007–02 — Frontal Airbag and Pretensioner Non Deploy
Models: 2014–2017 Buick Encore
2014–2016 Buick LaCrosse
2015–2017 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV
2014–2017 Chevrolet Caprice, Corvette, Silverado, Trax
2014–2016 Chevrolet Spark EV, SS
2015–2017 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe
2014–2017 GMC Sierra
2015–2017 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL

Reference Number: N162048170 Release Date: October 2016
Revision: 02
Revision Description: This bulletin is being revised to include the customer notification letter, update Step 2 of Programming SDM section, and add tips within the service procedure sections. Please discard all previous copies of bulletin 16007-01.
Attention: It is a violation of Federal law for a dealer to deliver a new motor vehicle or any new or used item of motor vehicle equipment (including a tire) covered by this notification under a sale or lease until the defect or noncompliance is remedied.

All involved vehicles that are in dealer inventory must be held and not delivered to customers, dealer traded, or used for demonstration purposes until the repair contained in this bulletin has been performed on the vehicle.

Make Model Model Year RPO Description
From To
Buick Encore 2014 2017
Buick LaCrosse 2014 2016
Cadillac Escalade 2015 2017
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2015 2017
Chevrolet Caprice 2014 2017
Chevrolet Corvette 2014 2017
Chevrolet Silverado 2014 2017
Chevrolet Spark EV 2014 2016
Chevrolet SS 2014 2016
Chevrolet Suburban 2015 2017
Chevrolet Tahoe 2015 2017
Chevrolet Trax 2014 2017
GMC Sierra 2014 2017
GMC Yukon 2015 2017
GMC Yukon XL 2015 2017

Involved vehicles are marked “open” on the Investigate Vehicle History screen in GM Global Warranty Management system. This site should always be checked to confirm vehicle involvement prior to beginning any required inspections and/or repairs.

Condition General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2014-2017 model year Chevrolet Silverado LD, GMC Sierra LD, Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax, Chevrolet Caprice Police, and Chevrolet Corvette vehicles, 2014-2016 model year Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV, and Chevrolet SS vehicles and 2015-2017 model year Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade Cadillac Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, and Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles. The sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) in these vehicles, which controls airbag and pretensioner deployment, contains a software defect which may prevent the deployment of frontal airbags and pretensioners in certain rare circumstances. If the frontal airbags and seatbelt pretensioners do not deploy when required, there is an increased risk of injury to occupants in a crash.
Correction Reprogram the SDM with new software that eliminates this defect. In vehicles with any previous deployment events recorded in the SDM, the dealers will replace the existing SDM with a new SDM containing the latest software.

 

Parts Information

Note: If a replacement is required, use the VIN and the GM Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) to determine which SDM to order. It is estimated that only 1% of involved vehicles will require SDM replacement. Due to limited initial parts availability, dealers are encouraged not to order recall parts for use as shelf stock.

 

Warranty Information

Labor Operation Description Labor Time Trans. Type Net Item
9102276 Inspect Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module Calibrations

Add: Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module Reprogramming with SPS

0.2

0.1

ZFAT N/A
9102561 Replace Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module (Includes Programming) * ZFAT N/A
9102553 Customer Reimbursement Approved 0.2 ZFAT **
9102554 Customer Reimbursement Denied – For USA dealers only 0.1 ZFAT N/A

Note: To avoid having to “H” route the customer reimbursement for approval, it must be submitted prior to the repair transaction.

* Refer to Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module Replacement in the LTG for the appropriate labor time on the make and model being repaired.

** The amount identified in “Net Item” should represent the dollar amount reimbursed to the customer.

Note: (FOR US DEALERS ONLY)

Based on the large volume of involved vehicles in dealer inventory, please review section 3.2.9 of the GM Service Policies & Procedures Manual regarding Technician Identification and Accounting of Labor. This section states…. ”For multiple vehicles requiring reprogramming, as well as service update bulletins and field actions involving inspections only (No parts replacement), the technician is not required to punch on/off time tickets by job card.”

 

Service Procedure

Note: Carefully read and follow the instructions below.

  • DO NOT attempt to order the calibration number from GM Customer Care and Aftersales. The calibration numbers required for this service procedure are programmed into control modules via a Multiple Diagnostic Interface (MDI) with the calibration update. If you cannot access the calibration, call the Techline Customer Support Center and it will be provided.
  • DO NOT program a control module unless directed to by a service procedure or a service bulletin. If the control module is not properly configured with the correct calibration software, the control module will not control all of the vehicle features properly.
  • Ensure the programming tool is equipped with the latest software and is securely connected to the data link connector. If there is an interruption during programming, programming failure or control module damage may occur.
  • Stable battery voltage is critical during programming. Any fluctuation, spiking, over voltage or loss of voltage will interrupt programming. When required install the EL-49642 SPS Programming Support Tool to maintain system voltage. If not available, connect a fully charged 12 V jumper or booster pack disconnected from the AC voltage supply. DO NOT connect a battery charger.
  • Turn OFF or disable systems that may put a load on the vehicles battery such as; interior lights, exterior lights (including daytime running lights), HVAC, radio, etc.
  • During the programming procedure, follow the SPS prompts for the correct ignition switch position.
  • The air bag indicator light may remain ON after the body control module (BCM), or Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Modules replaced, and during the programming procedure for the BCM until after the procedure is completed. When installing a new Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module, there may be several DTCs set prior to programming. Once programmed, these DTCs should be in history and can be cleared.
  • Failure to complete the following Setup procedure may cause DTC B1001 to be set in the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module.
  • Clear DTCs after programming is complete. Clearing powertrain DTCs will set the Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) system status indicators to NO.

 

Programming SDM

Note: If programming fails, before contacting TCSC, refer to the “Unable to Program SDM” section below to note the value of the parameter name “Software Module 1 Identifier” and “Software Module 2 Identifier”.

Pre-SPS Programming Tips

  • Verify the vehicle is not in “Transport Mode” before beginning programming.
  • Record and clear all DTC’s in the vehicle before reprogramming the SDM.
  1. Access the Service Programming System (SPS) and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. On the SPS Supported Controllers screen, select K36 Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module – Programming and Setup and follow the on-screen instructions.

ID 1 Current column

 

  • On the Summary screen, inspect for calibration part number 13518038 or 13518017 in the ID 1 Current column as shown. If the Current and Selected values do NOT match then continue K36 Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module – Programming and Setup.
  • If the Current and Selected values DO match then the vehicle has already been updated, no further action is required.

 

  1. At the end of programming, choose the “Clear All DTCs” function on the SPS screen.
    • If the SDM programming fails, refer to Unable to Program SDM.
    • If the SDM programming is successful, no further action is required.

 

Unable to Program SDM

SPS Programming Tips

  • If there is a deployment loop failure, please make sure the ignition switch is in the “Run” position, not the Accessory position. This typically occurs with push button Start. To verify the ignition switch is in the “Run” position go into GDS2, select the ECM and check for ignition 1 voltage. If it is at 12+ volts the ignition switch is in the correct position.
  • If the message “Attempting to Programming with same Calibration” is shown, verify the latest Operating System Calibration is currently in the SDM by following Step 2 of Programming SDM procedure above. If it is, no further action is needed. Close out the field action in IVH.
  • If a Buick Encore displays an E-4491 programming failure, please check that the vehicle was built in TIS2Web as a light duty truck, not a passenger car.
  1. Using the GDS2 scan tool, build the vehicle and proceed to the Identification Information screen using the following path: Module Diagnostics>Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module > Identification Information.

“Software Module 1 Identifier” and “Software Module 2 Identifier”

 

Note: “Software Module 1 Identifier” and “Software Module 2 Identifier” provides deployment or near-deployment event information.

  1. Note the value for parameter name “Software Module 1 Identifier” and “Software Module 2 Identifier”.
    • If the value is greater than 0 for either of these parameters, replace the SDM. Refer to Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module Replacement in SI. Print the Identification Information screen and retain it with the Repair Order (RO).
    • If the value for these parameters is 0, attempt to continue programming one more time before contacting the Techline Customer Support Center (TCSC) at 1-800-828-6860 (English) or 1-800-503-3222 (French). Refer to Unsuccessful Programming Recovery in SI. DO NOT use “Proceed with Same VIN” to return to Supported Controllers screen.

 

Dealer Responsibility — For US and Export (US States, Territories, and Possessions)

It is a violation of Federal law for a dealer to deliver a new motor vehicle or any new or used item of motor vehicle equipment (including a tire) covered by this notification under a sale or lease until the defect or noncompliance is remedied.

The US National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act provides that each vehicle that is subject to a recall of this type must be adequately repaired within a reasonable time after the customer has tendered it for repair. A failure to repair within sixty days after tender of a vehicle is prima facie evidence of failure to repair within a reasonable time. If the condition is not adequately repaired within a reasonable time, the customer may be entitled to an identical or reasonably equivalent vehicle at no charge or to a refund of the purchase price less a reasonable allowance for depreciation. To avoid having to provide these burdensome remedies, every effort must be made to promptly schedule an appointment with each customer and to repair their vehicle as soon as possible. In the recall notification letters, customers are told how to contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration if the recall is not completed within a reasonable time.

 

Dealer Responsibility — All

All new, used, GM Certified Used, courtesy transportation vehicles, dealer shuttle vehicles, etc. in dealers’ possession and subject to this recall must be held and inspected/repaired per the service procedure of this bulletin before customers take possession of these vehicles. Involved vehicles must be held and not delivered to customers, dealer-traded, released to auction, used for demonstration, or any other purpose.

All GM Certified Used vehicles currently in the dealers’ inventory within the Certified Pre-Owned Inventory System (CPOIS) will be de-certified and must be held and remedied per the service procedure in this bulletin. Upon submitting an accepted/paid warranty transaction in the Global Warranty Management (GWM) system, the vehicle can be re-certified for sale within the CPOIS system, or once again be used in the CTP program.

Dealers are to service all vehicles subject to this recall at no charge to customers, regardless of mileage, age of vehicle, or ownership, from this time forward.

Customers who have recently purchased vehicles sold from your vehicle inventory, and for which there is no customer information indicated on the dealer listing, are to be contacted by the dealer. Arrangements are to be made to make the required correction according to the instructions contained in this bulletin. A copy of the customer letter is provided in this bulletin for your use in contacting customers. Recall follow-up cards should not be used for this purpose, since the customer may not as yet have received the notification letter.

In summary, whenever a vehicle subject to this recall enters your vehicle inventory, or is in your dealership for service in the future, you must take the steps necessary to be sure the recall correction has been made before selling or releasing the vehicle.

 

Dealer Reports

For dealers with involved vehicles, a listing with involved vehicles has been prepared and will be provided to U.S. and Canadian dealers through the GM GlobalConnect Recall Reports, or sent directly to export dealers. The listing may contain customer names and addresses obtained from Motor Vehicle Registration Records. The use of such motor vehicle registration data for any purpose other than follow-up necessary to complete this recall is a violation of law in several states/provinces/countries. Accordingly, you are urged to limit the use of this report to the follow-up necessary to complete this recall.

 

Courtesy Transportation – For USA & Canada

Courtesy transportation is available for customers whose vehicles are involved in a product program and still within the warranty coverage period. See General Motors Service Policies and Procedures Manual, Section 6.1.10 – Courtesy Transportation, for details.

 

Customer Notification

USA & Canada – General Motors will notify customers of this recall on their vehicle (see copy of customer letter included with this bulletin).

Export – Letters will be sent to known owners of record located within areas covered by the US National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. For owners outside these areas, dealers should notify customers using the attached sample letter.

 

Customer Reimbursement

Customer requests for reimbursement of previously paid repairs to correct the condition described in this bulletin are to be submitted to the dealer prior to or by September 30, 2017. See General Motors Service Policies and Procedures Manual, Section 6.1.11 – Product Field Action Customer Reimbursement Procedure (USA & Canada) or local Policies and Procedures, for details.

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

October 2016

This notice applies to your vehicle, VIN:_____________________________________

Dear General Motors Customer:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

General Motors has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2014-2017 model year Chevrolet Silverado LD, GMC Sierra LD, Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax, Chevrolet Caprice Police, and Chevrolet Corvette vehicles, 2014-2016 model year Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV, and Chevrolet SS vehicles and 2015-2017 model year Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade Cadillac Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, and Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles. As a result, GM is conducting a safety recall. We apologize for this inconvenience. However, we are concerned about your safety and continued satisfaction with our products.

Important:

  • Your vehicle is involved in GM recall 16007.
  • Schedule an appointment with your GM dealer.
  • This service will be performed for you at no charge.
Why is your vehicle being recalled? The sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) in your vehicle, which controls airbag and pretensioner deployment, contains a software defect which may prevent the deployment of frontal airbags and pretensioners in certain rare circumstances. If the frontal airbags and seatbelt pretensioners do not deploy when required, there is an increased risk of injury to occupants in a crash.
What will we do? Your GM dealer will reprogram the SDM with new software that eliminates this defect. If your vehicle has any previous deployment events recorded in the SDM, your dealer will replace the existing SDM with a new SDM containing the latest software. This service will be performed for you at no charge. Because of service scheduling requirements, it is likely that your dealer will need your vehicle longer than the actual service correction time of approximately 20 minutes up to two hours.
What should you do? You should contact your GM dealer to arrange a service appointment as soon as possible.
Did you already pay for this repair? Even though you may have already had repairs for this condition, you will still need to take your vehicle to your dealer for additional repairs. If you have paid for repairs for the recall condition, please complete the enclosed reimbursement form and present it to your dealer with all required documents. Working with your dealer will expedite your request, however, if this is not convenient, you may mail the completed reimbursement form and all required documents to Reimbursement Department, PO Box 33170, Detroit, MI 48232-5170. The completed form and required documents must be presented to your dealer or received by the Reimbursement Department by October 31, 2017, unless state law specifies a longer reimbursement period.
Do you have questions? If you have questions or concerns that your dealer is unable to resolve, please contact the appropriate Customer Assistance Center at the number listed below.
Division Number Text Telephones (TTY)
Buick 1-866-608–8080 1-800-832–8425
Cadillac 1–866–982–2339 1–800–833–2622
Chevrolet 1-800-630-2438 1-800-833-2438
GMC 1–866–996–9463 1–800–462–8583
Puerto Rico – English 1-800-496-9992
Puerto Rico – Español 1-800-496-9993
Virgin Islands 1-800-496-9994

If after contacting your dealer and the Customer Assistance Center, you are still not satisfied we have done our best to remedy this condition without charge and within a reasonable time, you may wish to write the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign ID Number for this recall is 16V651.

Federal regulation requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days.

Jeffrey M. Boyer

Vice President

Global Vehicle Safety

Enclosure

GM Recall 16007

 

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2016/RCSB-16V651-1020.pdf

Download (PDF, 377KB)

 


 

Approved J2534 Device with TIS2WEB can reprogram 1996 and later All GM Modules.

To obtain the latest electronic controller calibration information for your vehicle, go to https://tis2web.service.gm.com/tis2web and enter the vehicle’s 17 character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and select ‘Get CAL ID’.

You can then compare the latest part number with the actual number installed on the vehicle to determine if a reprogram is needed.

The Service Programming System (SPS) application is part of the TIS2Web system. To program an ECU, the SPS application must communicate with the vehicle control modules using the proper J2534 programming interface tool.

The following are the supported interface tools:

The Tech 2 supports model years 1996 and beyond. With the addition of the CAN Diagnostic Interface (CANdi) module, Tech 2 is fully backward compatible with current Tech 2 functionality and operates transparently when diagnosing non-CAN-equipped vehicles.

Servicing the next generation Global A vehicles will require the diagnostic software, GDS2, Global Diagnostic System 2 running on a local PC device while the MDI is connected to the vehicle.

The GM MDI is the Global Diagnostic tool for future vehicles starting with Global A vehicles. The GM MDI was introduced in the fall of 2007 for Pass-Thru programming and offers faster programming speed. It can be used to perform Pass-Thru programming on all vehicles built since 1996 and into the future. Click here to view a list of GDS supported vehicles.

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